Mar 27, 2011 8:30am EDT
spread through the arab world, the voices of some very divided israelis and palestinians. plus, in the u.s. when catholic and noncatholic hospitals merge catholic bishops can make decisions about women's health and some doctors object. >> we can make that decision, but then it has to be okayed by someone else who puts their belief systems and their ethics on me and on my patients, which i just don't think is right. >>> welcome. i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. tensions are rising in israel, gaza and the west bank after this week's escalation of violence. faith-based groups are among those condemning wednesday's deadly bombing at a bus stop in jerusalem, the first major attack in jerusalem in four years. one person died and more than two dozen others were wounded. several u.s. jewish groups expressed their outrage. the group churches for middle east peace also denounced the violence and called on the international community to take more action to restart the peace process. in libya, fighting continued between gadhafi loyalists and the rebels, despite the international milit
Mar 13, 2011 10:00am PDT
. and then it needs help. >>> welc. i'm kim lawton, sitting in for bob abernathy. thank you for joining us. faith based and humanitarian aid groups gearing up to help those on friday. the earthquake was at strongest ever recorded in japan, and one of the largest in the world in the last century. the house committee on homeland security this week held a first in a series of controversial herings emining what it called radicalization in the american muslim community and there was wide religious reaction. the hearing called by chair of committee, new york republican peter king, who invokes the member of the 9/11 attacks. >> we must be fully aware home groan radicalization is apart o al qaeda's strategy to continue attacking the united states. al qaeda is actively targeting the american muslim community for recruitment. today's hearing will addresshe dangerous trend. >> reporter: first step on the witness list was congressman keith ellison a democrat from minnesota and the first muslim elected to the house of representatives. >> it's true that specific individuals, including some who are muslims, are
Mar 6, 2011 10:00am PST
>> we're not terrorist suspects. >>> coming up, u.s. muslim groups working to prevent extremism from taking hold in their communities. >> we're not terrorist suspects. we are america's brightest prospects. >>> plus, author mary karr on battling alcoholism and depression, and finding a haven in the roman catholic church. >>> welcome. i'm kim lawton, sitting in for bob abernethy. thank you for joining us. international humanitarian groups raced to help refugees fleeing the violence and chaos in libya this week. more than 200,000 people have arrived at the borders between libya and tunisia and egypt. the international red cross and red crescent societies are leading efforts to provide food, water, and sanitation, as well as medical help for the wounded. islamic relief has deployed teams of doctors and aid workers. and libya's small christian community sought help for people who have taken refuge in churches and church-run facilities. >>> religious and political leaders around the world condemned the assassination of shahbaz bhatti, the only christian to serve in pakistan's cabinet.
Mar 20, 2011 10:00am PDT
. i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. faith-based and international aid groups rushed to help victims of the catastrophes in japan. it's estimated that more than 10,000 people were killed by the massive earthquake and tsunami. japanese officials say more than 450,000 are homeless and in need of supplies. humanitarian efforts, however, have been severely complicated by radiation from four of the country's nuclear reactors. we get more from dave toycen, the president and chief executive officer of the christian aid group, world vision canada. we spoke to him by phone from tokyo on friday night. dave, thanks so much for staying upo late to talk to us. are you and the others doing relief work there, are you able to get to all the people who need help? and do you have the supplies you need to help them? >> well, basically we do. we're anticipating we'll be raising somewhere between $10 million and $20 million. so our team here has already spent, you know, a chunk of that because they know it's coming. but of course, we believe we're gonna be able to raise that amount of mon